One of gunmen who seized police station in Yerevan injured

Armenia Materials 29 July 2016 18:58 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29


One of the gunmen who seized a police station in Yerevan was injured in the shootout, Ashot Aharonian, spokesman for the Armenian police, said July 29, RIA Novosti agency reported.

The armed group seized the headquarters of the police and interior troops in Erebuni, Yerevan, July 17, demanding the release of the participant of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, coordinator of the opposition Armenian civil initiative ‘Founding Parliament’ Zhirayr Sefilyan.

"While violating the requirements of law enforcement agencies, the gunmen opened fire,” Aharonian wrote on his Facebook page. “Police officers returned fire. One of the gunmen Arayik Khandoyan was injured.”